- "What kind of journalist would come here for a story? There's clearly something wrong with this man."
- —Shinji, conversing with Yuu
Shinji Kitano is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop. He is found in Sir Book-a-lot during the scoop Japanese Tourists. As the name of the scoop suggests, he is a Japanese tourist who does not speak any English.
Shinji is found in Sir Book-a-lot in Wonderland Plaza with fellow tourist Yuu Tanaka. As they speak no English and Frank speaks no Japanese, they are unable to understand each other at first. However, using a Japanese book, Frank is able to communicate with them in ungrammatical language. He offers to bring them to a safe place, and after some arguing Yuu and Shinji agree to follow him.
- Photo Op: Up to 5,000 PP
- Join Bonus: 15,000 PP
- Escort Completed Bonus: 30,000 PP
- Although Shinji is only able to speak Japanese, he calls for help in English due to a limit in game mechanics.